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My Living Desktop for Mac

By Amuse, Inc. Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

shelbybrown Apr 12, 2012

My Living Desktop is an enhancement for your Mac that lets you show a moving video loop as your desktop background (or screensaver) and it's gotten a lot of new features in recent updates.

Once the program is installed on your Mac, you can choose from 28 high-definition video scenes (six scenes in the trial) to either play as a screensaver or as a moving background while you work. The app comes with audio as well so you can immerse yourself into the widely varied living environments from snowy scenes to calming beach views. If you want more variety beyond the included scenes, you can purchase new ones at the My Living Desktop Web site for under $5, but it will probably take you awhile to get sick of what's included.

While we think My Living Desktop is a well-executed idea and definitely a unique concept, it's probably not for everybody. A moving background with sounds--no matter how beautiful--is bound to be distracting if you need to get some serious work done.

Nevertheless, if you want to try something different as your desktop or want a live-action type of screensaver and don't mind the movement on your desktop, My Living Desktop is definitely a good choice.

It's important to note that the app is only a 10-day trial with six included scenes. If you're going to download this software, make sure to check it out quickly so you can decide if you want to buy.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.3.1

  • Fixed a problem where the randomization of scenes and their star ratings are properly recognized
  • Fixed an occasional bug whereby the Scenes and Settings would not come forward when selected from the menu bar
  • Fixed a bug whereby the screen saver scene would switch unnecessarily sometimes when the desktop started up


Release January 8, 2013
Date Added January 8, 2013
Version 5.3.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.8
Additional Requirements None


Total Downloads 9,564
Downloads Last Week 1
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Developer's Description

My Living Desktop is a unique cross between a Video Desktop (moving wallpaper) and a traditional screen saver. My Living Desktop brings a whole new dimension to your computing experience by turning your Mac's desktop into a beautiful, moving environment Complete with soothing sounds. My Living Desktop provides over 2 dozen stunning (28 in all), relaxing, high definition video scenes shot from all over the world that you can use on your desktop and as a screen saver. You can even import your own movie segments to create a truly personal and unique desktop environment.
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